Jason Plummer Death – Cause of Death: Australian freestyle swimmer, Olympian and Commonwealth Games champion, Jason Plummer passed away on Monday, November 15. He was 52 years old.
Plummer, at the age of 19 represented Australia at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, finishing 14th in the men’s 1500 freestyle.
Plummer was a member of the St. Peters Swim Club in Brisbane. At the 1985 National Championships he won silver in 400, 800, and 1500-metre freestyle finishing behind fellow Queenslander Michael Bruce McKenzie in all three events.
“Commonwealth Games Australia mourns the passing of Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jason Plummer last week, aged 52,” Commonwealth Games Australia pays tribute to the gold medalist via a Facebook post. “Jason won gold in the men’s 1500m freestyle at the Edinburgh 1986 Games when he was 17-years-old. Commonwealth Games Australia extends its condolences to Jason Plummer’s family and friends.”